I almost typed “July 21st.” What the heck. Apparently, my brain is back in July somewhere! And August is almost over! Yikes!
First things first. My knee is almost 100% better. I’m still getting twinges, like when the hubby and I went shopping at Menard’s today, but overall it is almost perfect. I’m not wrapping it, icing it, or taking any pain pills anymore. I’ve been sleeping through the night. I call this a big win! Obviously, I still need to be careful, and I won’t be using the exercise bike anymore. So I’ve decided to do walking/housewalking instead!
Here’s the rundown:
Ever Touched – Hit 100k a few days ago. 😉 Wrote just under 1000 words since the last check-in. Been working on the short story, but have also been trying to sneak in my quota of 400 words as much as I can. According to Pacemaker, I’m almost halfway to my goal!
Office organization – Not an official Round 3 goal, but I’m putting it here anyway. Hubby and I are getting a second file cabinet b/c my old one is stuffed to the gills and I literally have files lying around that need a home (this is even after paring them down). W had to special order it. I also got two big storage tubs so I can put all the stuff that’s just everywhere on my floor into them so it looks better. We may need a third. I need to go through one final pile and see if I can get rid of anything there.
Pirouette/Death Dancer – This was recently rejected by the publisher I submitted to back in January. It was a bit of a long shot, so I’m okay with it. However, after some tweaks, it might be a good indie project maybe. I’m not sure I want to pursue traditional publishing for it now. Haven’t completely decided, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about.
Covenant – Nope. Too tired.
Exercise – Started housewalking yesterday! I combined it with my Pomodoro breaks, so I walked for 5 minutes 3x. I’m hoping to make this a daily thing.
Short story – Which is now called Enslaved. Making good progress on the revision. I’m over 1/3 done.
Secret project – Nothing.
Author interviews – Finishing #2 today
Reviews – I’m reading a boxed set that I started quite awhile ago but never finished.
Water – Every day!
I’m planning on reading over my first finished novel ever, The Sacrifice, which got twisted a bit and turned into Fey Touched. But I did not use the core story, and have had plans to do something with it in the future. So I put the original file on my Kindle Fire and when I have some free time, I’ll read it over so I can make notes on the plot. I’m thinking it might be a good standalone and if I got the plot down, I could probably write it pretty quickly (she says hopefully). Of course, this is for when I have less projects competing for my attention.
Chocolate consumption: WW sundaes, ultimate chocolate ice cream sandwiches, pastry crisps, mini brownies, and these chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies from Aldi we bought on Friday. OMG they are sooooooo good! Also my usual chocolate-caramel thingies.
10 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in August 21st”
Glad your knee is better! Having your sleep interrupted by pain is the worst. And great progress on your goals – keep up the good work!
Hooray for healing! Housewalking sounds fun – but our house is small, and, despite my efforts otherwise, pretty cluttered. There’s also this rather large, elderly dog who likes to park himself in traffic lanes… “Bad spot, Corki!” is a familiar refrain around here…
Sounds like you’re making good progress, overall. Maybe not on everything, but certainly in some areas. I’m raising my water bottle to you, my friend!
Thanks, Shan! Yeah, might be tough with a dog in the high traffic areas. I found myself walking around the dog and the cat…I didn’t use any set route, just whatever and wherever I felt like doing. It’s nice b/c we don’t have to worry about hot weather — or cold weather, for that matter. Works for me!
Yeah…I’m very happy with the progress I’ve made. :raises water bottle, too:
I tend to get up and do hometending sprints. I used to set my phone timer, but now I’ve discovered I prefer the stopwatch feature. I just start it when I get up, and stop it when I sit down again. When I make it a point to do this, I move more, the house is a little tidier, and my more richly oxygenated blood fires up the wording!
I need to get up and get some water (and coffee, since this is an overnight writing session, for me.)
So glad to hear that your knee is better!
Heh, yeah, it can’t possibly be the end of August already, can it?
Thanks, Katherine! Very happy about that! And yeah, I think we lost a month in there somewhere…
glad your knee is feeling better. Looks like you’re making some progress on your goals as well.
Shan, that’s a a great idea!